Spencer (2021)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Germany/Chile/United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Komplizen Film, Fabula, Shoebox Films, FilmNation Entertainment. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Claire Mathon. Produced by Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larrain, Paul Webster. Music by Jonny Greenwood. Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas. Costume Design by…

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Mr. Turner (2014)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2014.  Film4, Focus Features International, France 3 Cinema, Lipsync Productions, Thin Man Films, Untitled 13, Xofa Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Georgina Lowe.  Music by Gary Yershon.  Production Design by Suzie Davies.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory. Academy Awards 2014.  Cannes Film Festival 2014….

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In Bruges (2008)

MARTIN McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Blueprint Pictures, Focus Features, Scion Films, Film4, Twins Financing.  Screenplay by Martin McDonagh.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Brendan Gleeson and…

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Nanny McPhee (2005)

KIRK JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2005.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Working Title Films, Three Strange Angels, Nanny McPhee Productions.  Screenplay by Emma Thompson, based on the Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lindsay Doran, Eric Fellner.     Music by Patrick Doyle.   Production Design by Michael Howells.   Costume…

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story (2005)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  BBC Films, Baby Cow Productions, EM Media, East Midlands Media Initiative, Revolution Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Music by Edward Nogria.  Production Design by John…

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8 1/2 Women (1999)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/The Netherlands/Luxembourg/Germany, 1999.  Woodline Productions, Movie Masters, Delux Productions, Continent Film GmbH, Kasander & Wigman Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny, Reinier van Brummelen.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Production Design by Wilbert Van Dorp, Emi Wada.  Costume Design by Emi Wada.  Film Editing by Elmer Leupen.   After the death of his…

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Quills (2000)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Walrus & Associates, Hollywood Partners.  Screenplay by Doug Wright, based on his play.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   Excellent drama about the Marquis de…

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Vera Drake (2004)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/New Zealand, 2004.   Les Films Alain Sarde, Film Council, Inside Track Productions, Thin Man Films, Film Council Premiere Fund, Ingenious Film Partners, Inside Track 1, National Lottery through UK Film Council, Untitled 03.   Screenplay by Mike Leigh.   Cinematography by Dick Pope.   Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Alain…

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Naked (1993)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1993.  Man Films, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams. Music by Andrew Dickson.  Production Design by Alison Chitty.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Mike Leigh’s harshest drama is also where we first…

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Secrets And Lies (1996)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom, 1996.  Channel Four Films, CiBy 2000, Thin Man Films.  Screenplay by Mike Leigh.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams.  Music by Andrew Dickson.  Production Design by Alison Chitty.  Costume Design by Maria Price.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Working from a script Mike Leigh wrote based on his performers’ improvisational work in…

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Scoop (2006)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  BBC Films, Ingenious Film Partners, Phoenix Wiley, Jelly Roll Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Gareth Wiley.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A dead journalist (Ian McShane) on his way to the underworld is informed…

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